Underage Party revelers busted over the weekend in Shelby County


February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office report 14 teenagers were arrested over the weekend, and cited for being a Minor In Possession of alcohol, after a carload of juveniles yelled to another a Police Officer about where the beer party was being held. When a Sheriff’s Deputy went to the home of Chris and Joni Larsen, at 2020 900th Street in Shelby County, he failed to get an answer at the door. The deputy walked around the side of the home and saw several individuals allegedly playing a game of “beer pong.” The homeowners were out of town, but after authorities contacted them, permission was granted for deputies to enter the home at around 11:20-p.m.

Among those cited for the offense was: 18 year old Lauren Larsen, 18 year old Ethan Williams, 18 year old Austin Hess, 17 year old Rachel Pauley, 16 year old Derek Leinen, 17 year old Anna Buman, 17 year old Elijah Williams, and 17 year old Jena Rasmussen, all of Harlan; 18 year old David Ratigan of Panama; 18 year old Bradley Freund of Earling; 18 year old Nathan Kloewer of Defiance; 17 year old Brooke Schulte of Portsmouth; 17 year old Steve Gross of Earling, and 17 year old Samuel Rivera of Defiance.

Three other persons attending the party were not charged.